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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: February 22, 2024 02:07 PM
From: Senator Doug Mastriano and Sen. Michele Brooks, Sen. Elder A. Vogel, Jr.
To: All Senate members
Subject: Tax Deduction for East Palestine Train Derailment Relief Payments
In the near future, we will introduce legislation to establish a state tax deduction for Pennsylvanians who have received or will receive future payments related to the Norfolk Southern train derailment.

In the aftermath of the derailment, Norfolk Southern committed to pay more than $7.3 million in damages to
Pennsylvania residents and first responders in Beaver and Lawrence Counties who were adversely impacted.

Our legislation will allow for a state income tax deduction for disaster relief payments provided by a government agency, Norfolk Southern, or an insurer as a result of the derailment.

The state of Ohio has already established such deduction for their residents who received payments and we believe it’s fair to do the same for Pennsylvanians.

Please join us as a co-sponsor.  

Introduced as SB1149